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    Understanding Wavefront Technology

      
    By Roger F. Steinert, MD
    Laser Surgery Education Center
    Refractive Mgmt/Intervention

    This video explains Zernike polynomials and the optical principles behind wavefront technology. Topographic wavefront measurement is used to identify and quantify higher-order aberrations, such as coma and spheral aberrations, that deleteriously affect the quality of vision even in patients who have 20/20 visual acuity. Dr. Roger Steinert explains how wavefront measurement can be applied in practice for refractive correction of these higher-order aberrations.